The education sector is awash by meaningless myths and fads. Some of these myths are debatable while others have no grounding evidence in all.
Comparisons are never easy and perfect but all we have tried is to debunk some of the common myths and disbeliefs that might mislead the student population. The aim is to put an end to persistent myths around a successful education system.
Some of these myths are so well entrenched that we have studies and theories supporting them. Dive in to read more on 5 such myths that are either debatable or totally sham.
Myth 1. More homework means more learning
Well, if a student lacks concentration or interest in his or her subjects, an additional hour of homework is not going to make any difference. In fact, students who spend more hours doing homework without actually having a clear understanding of the topic appear more stressed.
Myth 2. Success is all about spending money
No matter how real it sounds with the education system at present, it is a blatant myth. Success is all about hard work and devotion and money is just a medium through which we can avail the teaching services offered at the educational institutions.
While multiple kinds of research show an important relationship between money spent on each student and the quality of learning, it cannot be the only factor which leads you towards success. As a concluding statement, success is not about how “much” money you spend but how “well” do you spend it!
Myth 3. Educational success is all about inherited talent
It is a widespread notion that student achievement is mainly a product of inherited intellectuality and not hard work. However, studies prove that hard work can actually make a difference in instilling the values that foster success in education. All that the students need to do is to put in their best skills to work and believe in success.
Myth 4. Small classes prove big improvements
It is generally believed that smaller class size allows teachers to devote more time to students, thus improving their scoring ability. There are a number of studies supporting this theory, however, the topic is still debatable. While some studies support cutting down on class sizes others state no relationship between class size and achievements.
Myth 5. Selection by the ability to raise standards
In no way can selecting just the cream layer pass-outs from school can actually help in raising the overall standards of educational institutions. Sometimes, the top performers in school go all dunce when it comes to colleges while the latter grabs the throne.
Aiming to impart education to all, education institutes adopt the not-selective and comprehensive selection system that seeks to provide equal opportunities to students.